Google Maps 5.0 update now live in Android Market

Google has released Google Maps 5.0 in the Android Market. The update brings a series of new features to maps on your Android smartphone.

  • Offline Navigation rerouting if you lose data connection
  • Updated driving and transit directions design
  • Explore Maps in 3D. Two finger drag down and up to tilt; twist to rotate on supported devices.
  • Use compass mode to rotate map where you’re facing. Center the map with My Location then tap again.

Some of these features require Android 2.0+ on your device.

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